Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala Comments on Whether U.S. Actions in Libya are Subject to the War Powers Resolution

Kal Raustiala shares his expertise on the debate about whether the War Powers Resolution requires President Barack Obama to keep Congress informed about U.S. military activities in Libya.

Excerpt from PolitiFact article by Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson:

" 'This is not an easy case, and news reports suggest that this was fought over internally in the administration,' said Kal Raustiala, a University of California at Los Angeles law professor. Personally, he said, he thinks it's 'a bit of a stretch to say that Libya doesn't count for the War Powers Resolution. But it is not crazy. The bottom line is the resolution is a struggle between Congress and the president, and there is no 'right' answer to what hostilities mean — until Congress defines it better.' "

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Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011